Metallurgical Testing

Definition - What does Metallurgical Testing mean?

Metallurgical testing refers to the collection of inspections and empirical examinations that are conducted on a metal to verify its properties prior to bending, shaping or other forms of physical manipulation. Metallurgical testing is used to determine the appropriateness of a particular metal for a given application.

Metallurgical testing may also be known as metallurgical evaluation, examination or analysis.

Corrosionpedia explains Metallurgical Testing

Metallurgical testing typically uses microscopy to provide vital details about the structure and properties of a metal or alloy sample. The process makes use of a metallography examination or analysis.

Metallurgical testing includes an examination of the following core properties:

  • Tensile strength
  • Hardness
  • Elasticity
  • Grain size
  • Surface contamination
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